Enhanced Ebooks…Wave of the Future or Wave Goodbye?

Enhanced ebooks are a new variation on the ebook technology. Essentially, an “enhanced ebook” is an electronic or digital version of a book with additional content not found in printed versions. Enhanced “additional content” may include audio and video clips, web links, and pop-up and other interactive materials. Although many publishers produce standard ebooks in-house, few currently produce enhanced ebooks as well. The primary producers of enhanced ebooks tend to be independent houses which focus on this new technology. Most books are not currently made into enhanced ebooks, but publishers have started including these rights in contracts. Given the tech-intensive nature of enhanced ebooks, most publishers

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